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Jun
29

Medications and Mother's Milk

CKN is currently still in negotiations with Springer Publishing regarding continued access to Medications & Mothers' Milk.  The subscription expiry message currently posted on the product’s website does not relate to CKN and should be ignored.

Questions regarding the product should be directed to the CKN Help Desk not Springer.

Please contact CKN Support on 1300 308 174 or support@ckn.org.au.

Jun
26

Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Medicines Guide - Updates

Three new medicine profiles clobetasol, povidone iodine and wood tars have been added.

A new therapeutic group: Medicines for the treatment of head lice has been added to the website. This aims to provide general advice on the use of targeted agents in pregnancy and breastfeeding.

All twenty-nine obstetric and gynaecological medcine profiles and twenty-nine respiratory medicine profiles have been reviewed and updated to provide the latest information and recommendations for use in pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Jun
21

ISABEL Now Formats To Your Mobile Device

ISABEL has upgraded their platform to provide a better mobile access experience. The changes allow you access to a fully compatible system on your mobile devices, laptops, tablets, etc. In addition, the latest version provides access to more robust resources like Merck Manual Professional and Medscape on all devices. You can use new features like the Likelihood Indicator as well as take advantage of the Causative Drugs feature on all devices.

An app is no longer required for mobile access. Simply access ISABEL from the CKN website on your phone or tablet from the Point of Care page. You will not be required to enter any additional institutional login details.

Jun
20

New 7th Edition of Australian Injectable Drugs Handbook

The new 7th Edition of the Australian Injectable Drugs Handbook (AIDH) is now available online on CKN.

The most comprehensive resource of its kind, the AIDH provides up-to-date information on injectable medicines that has become a vital resource supporting the day to day practice of pharmacists, clinicians
and nurses throughout Australia.

New features of the AIDH 7th Edition:

  • 450 Injectable Medicines (all entries fully revised)
  • 65 Antineoplastic Medicines
  • 23 New Monographs
  • 5 Antivenoms
  • Increased focus on warnings and patient monitoring
  • Expanded content on extravasation, intravenous fluids and sample infusion-rate calculations
  • A new layout for monographs
  • Easily identifiable antineoplastic monographs, now listed alphabetically with other monographs
  • Indexed and searchable supporting material
  • Device responsive
Jun
6

New on CKN: PDQ (Physician Data Query) Cancer Information

Content from the National Cancer Institute's (NCI) comprehensive source of cancer information, PDQ (Physician Data Query), is now searchable on CKN.

PDQ contains cancer information summaries on a wide range of cancer topics; drug information summaries on many cancer-related drugs and drug combinations; and dictionaries of general cancer terms, drug terms, and genetics terms. More than 14,000 full-text records are now searchable on CKN.

NCI also has several unique cancer resources, such as the NCI Drug Dictionary and NCI Dictionary of Genetics Terms.

May
24

Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Medicines Guide

Four new medicine profiles of atumumab, pembrolizumab, pomalidomide and vandetanib have been added online. Dosulepin (dothiepin) and doxepin medicine fact sheets have been added to the medicine profiles. All fact sheets aim to complement verbal counselling by healthcare professionals. All 60 endocrine medicine profiles have been reviewed and updated to provide the latest information and recommendations for use in pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Apr
24

Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Medicine Guide

Three new medicine profiles brentuximab vedotinenzalutamide and eribulin have been added online.

A new therapeutic group: Non-cytotoxic antineoplastics - Targeted agents has been added to the website. This aims to provide general advice on the use of targeted agents in pregnancy and breastfeeding.

All 16 allergy and anaphylaxis medicine profiles, 9 antidote medicine profiles and 18 diagnostic imaging contrast media profiles have been reviewed and updated to provide the latest information and recommendations for use in pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Mar
27

Tropical Cyclone Debbie

CKN is designed to remain operational 24/7 during extreme weather events. Even if QHEPS is temporarily unavailable at your hospital, CKN will still be accessible via the internet using a personal mobile device. If you or colleagues are not already registered for CKN mobile access, we recommend that you do so as soon as practicable.  Registering is easy and only takes a few minutes.

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Mar
23

Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Medicine Guide - Updates

New medicine profiles added
Four new medicine profiles, crizotinib, perampanel, romidepsin and vismodegib have been added online.

New patient fact sheets added
Two patient fact sheets, lamotrigine and valproate have been added to the medicine profiles.

Neurological medicine profiles revised
All 53 neurological medicine profiles have been reviewed and updated to provide the latest information and recommendations for use in pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Mar
21

Therapeutic Guidelines eTG complete - Rheumatology 3

The March 2017 release of eTG complete includes a comprehensive revision of the Rheumatology topics. Advice is given on the assessment of patients presenting with musculoskeletal symptoms, including the judicious use of investigations, as well as the management of patients with confirmed diagnoses. The guidelines emphasise collaborative, multidisciplinary care of patients with rheumatological diseases. New topics give practical advice on managing analgesic and anti-inflammatory therapy and immunomodulatory therapy for rheumatological conditions.

For more information on Rheumatology 3, please click here to see What’s New brochure or visit our website at www.tg.org.au

 

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